I’m so happy they finally added Markdown to wordpress.com!!! Now we need it (natively) in the self-hosted (.org) version…
Markdown has arrived on WordPress.com! Some of you may respond with “Finally!” Others might be asking, “what’s that?” Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML.
Let’s take a closer look. Here is an example of how Markdown looks while editing a post:
This is how that same example looks in the Reddle theme after it’s converted to HTML:
Writing with Markdown
Markdown lets you compose links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks. If you want a quick, easy way to write and edit rich text without having to take your hands off the keyboard or learn a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts, then Markdown might be right for you.
For example, to emphasize a word, you just wrap it with an asterisk on both ends, like this: *emphasized*. When your writing is published, it will instead look like this:
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